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Education Details

Criminal Justice
Award type: AAS
Skagit Valley College

Program Details
Program Overview for Criminal Justice
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Skagit Valley College
Program website
Program contact
Jerry Dodd
(360) 416-7720
Program description
This program is designed to provide entry-level skills and education for students who desire to pursue a career in one of the many areas of the Criminal Justice field. Graduates from the program have the option of continuing their education or applying for the various criminal justice career opportunities that exist. Typical entry-level positions for which a program graduate might qualify include police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, corrections officer, juvenile probations officer, communications officer, commissioned park ranger, or private security officer. The programs courses focus on the criminal justice system, law enforcement, legal studies, investigative techniques, patrol procedures, security and corrections. Most classes are open to majors and non-majors as long as the curricular prerequisites have been met. Graduates from the program have the option of continuing their education by applying their AAS degree as a transfer degree to Central Washington Universitys Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management, and to the Evergreen State Colleges Bachelor of Arts Law and Public Policy degree.
Financial Information
Approximately $1,500 per quarter
Tuition per credit
$113.04 (WA Resident)
Students pay a Student Technology Fee of $5.00 per credit ($40 maximum), a Student Self-Assessed Fee of $1.50 per credit ($15 maximum), a General Fee of $4.50 ($67.50 maximum) and a Technology Fee of $12.00 per credit.
Books and materials
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Supplies, tools, uniform
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Other costs
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Program Information
Length of training
18 Months
Award type
Locations offered
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Public transportation service: Skagit Transit

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some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
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Entrance requirements
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided